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Thomas M Nosala passed 10/21/13 (obit)

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:29 pm | Updated: 2:35 pm, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

Thomas M Nosala passed away quietly in his home on October 21-2013. He was known for his outgoing colorful personality. Mr. Nosala was born in Indiana. He was given an honorable discharge from The US Navy in 1964.  His duties were aircraft fleet mechanic In Alaska. Thomas, Known as Tom, settled in California soon after his service. Married Edna Nosala and fathered two sons Wayne and Robert. Toms father Herbert was a machinist at Rocketdyne in the San Fernando Valley. Tom took on a job at the same company as a mechanic tearing down post flight rocket engines for the Apollo program for NASA. As the Apollo program wound down. Tom was hired on as a test engineer and machinist at Dukes incorporated; another Aerospace company where worked 2 decades and finally retiring in 1996. During this time, Tom, Edna and their two sons spent most if all of their spare time exploring the western states forging a considerable love for the outdoor and open spaces that life had awarded them. In 1996 Edna and Tom decided to move to California City were the family traveled to many times a year visiting the second city enjoying bringing and raising their children enjoy the outdoors, A large part of activities were riding motorcycles and Dune buggies among many friends over the years . Tom and Eddie settled in well with our local Cal City community dabbling in real estate, notary’s, and a host of other small jobs to keep them occupied. Wayne, one of Toms sons also moved to the area with his wife Ann as well to escape the hustle of city life.  Unfortunately Edna, passed away in 2007. Tom lost his life long companion. Although very unfortunate, this did not seem to slow Tom down. He spent his last few years tinkering around with his Dune Buggies and enjoyed spending time with his friends in the garage sipping on a cold beer. Laughing and joking with whoever would stop by. A quote from his eldest son Wayne “My Pop lived a full life, full throttle up to his last day. He was just out enjoying hoping around the desert at the CORVA family poker run a week ago, Ann and I will miss him sorely”  Robert still travels out to the area often There will be a celebration of Tom’s life on the 17th of November, for details Email Tom’s son Wayne or call 760-373-7866  

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